5-Minute Raspberry Banana Smoothie
Sweet, fresh and tangy, this raspberry banana smoothie is the perfect use for fresh or frozen raspberries makes for a delicious snack or breakfast.
About this Raspberry Banana Smoothie
When it comes to quick & easy breakfasts, easy smoothie recipes are my year round favorite way to go!
They’re a great way to kick off my mornings because they provide a sippable serving of fruits (hello banana peach smoothie!), healthy fats and fiber all in one glass.
And this light, creamy and naturally sweet raspberry banana smoothie definitely checks all of those boxes!
For this healthy raspberry banana smoothie, I’m using simple ingredients like frozen bananas, raspberries, yogurt, milk of choice (I like creamy cashew milk), plus a little honey to create a fruity smoothie that tastes like a total treat.
The base of this protein raspberry banana shake is very versatile and forgiving so you can customize it to work for you.
Want to make a raspberry banana smoothie with no yogurt? No worries! Simply swap in a plant-based yogurt or skip it altogether
Want to turn this into a smoothie bowl instead? I’ve got you covered with full directions below.
Tip: This recipe works with fresh or frozen fruit, to help keep your options open on busy mornings! If you’re using fresh fruit but love a good, cold smoothie, simply add a little bit of ice to your blender to thicken things up.
Process & Tips
The beauty of a good banana raspberry smoothie is that all you really need to do is add all your ingredients to a blender and let it work its magic.
Then, in a matter of minutes you’ll be sipping on a delicious, nutrient dense smoothie!
The powerhouse combination of fiber, fat and protein in this smoothie makes it more filling and satiating than a smoothie that’s only fruit-based.
Plant-powered fiber comes in the form of bananas and raspberries.
Healthy fat comes in the form of unsweetened Greek yogut.
Finally, the protein can be found in the Greek yogurt and optional protein powder.
Tip: This smoothie can easily be made vegan, dairy-free and nut-free, so check out those notes below.
Without yogurt: Omit the yogurt and use 2 scoops vanilla protein powder in its place.
With oats: Add 2 tablespoons of rolled oats to give this smoothie a fiber boost or make this smoothie even more filling.
Banana Raspberry Smoothie Bowl: To make a simple smoothie bowl, make the smoothie thicker by only using 3/4 cup of milk. Be sure to use frozen bananas and frozen peaches to help you get that thick consistency. Once blended, pour into a bowl and add your choice of smoothie bowl toppings.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Raspberries: This recipe works great with either fresh or frozen raspberries. If using fresh raspberries you may want to add some ice for a creamier consistency.
Frozen banana: The banana adds some natural sweetness to this smoothie. You can use fresh or frozen banana in this recipe. If using fresh banana, be sure to add some ice for better texture.
Greek yogurt: I used whole, unsweetened Greek yogurt for this recipe. For a dairy-free and vegan version, be sure to use plant-based yogurt in place of traditional yogurt.
Milk of choice: I used unsweetened almond milk but you can use any milk you like. Oat milk, cashew milk, and hemp milk would all work great in its place. If you like a thinner consistency in your smoothies, add more milk.
Honey: Honey is optional in this recipe, it adds subtle sweetness that is great if your raspberries are on the tart side. You could also use another refined sugar free sweetener in its place like maple syrup, coconut nectar or agave. Or for a low-sugar version, feel free to omit it, as the banana and raspberries will still add some sweetness to it.
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5-Minute Raspberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 ½ cups milk of choice, such as cashew milk
- ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey, optional
- Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender.
- Blend until smooth.